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  1. #1
    Richard Lee
    Guest
    Hi. I'm looking to get a StarTAC reconditioned to look like new.
    Nothing electronically wrong, just replace the black plastic housing,
    clear plastic display cover, and a new cigar shaped logo on the ear
    piece. In other words, cosmetic reconditioning.

    I checked with various cell phone shops nearby and they only want to
    sell new phones and accessories..

    Does Motorola do refurb for out of warranty phones? Are there
    independents that can do it? Assuming I can get the right tools, can I
    buy housings, display covers and and logos somewhere?

    - Richard
    rlee710 at rogers dot com



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  2. #2
    RICHARD GORDON
    Guest

    Re: Who does out of warranty refurbishing for StarTACs?

    Hi Richard,

    www.viastartech.com and ask for Brad

    HTH

    Richard G

    "Richard Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi. I'm looking to get a StarTAC reconditioned to look like new.
    > Nothing electronically wrong, just replace the black plastic housing,
    > clear plastic display cover, and a new cigar shaped logo on the ear
    > piece. In other words, cosmetic reconditioning.
    >
    > I checked with various cell phone shops nearby and they only want to
    > sell new phones and accessories..
    >
    > Does Motorola do refurb for out of warranty phones? Are there
    > independents that can do it? Assuming I can get the right tools, can I
    > buy housings, display covers and and logos somewhere?
    >
    > - Richard
    > rlee710 at rogers dot com






  3. #3
    RICHARD GORDON
    Guest

    Re: Who does out of warranty refurbishing for StarTACs?

    Hi Richard,

    www.viastartech.com and ask for Brad

    HTH

    Richard G

    "Richard Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi. I'm looking to get a StarTAC reconditioned to look like new.
    > Nothing electronically wrong, just replace the black plastic housing,
    > clear plastic display cover, and a new cigar shaped logo on the ear
    > piece. In other words, cosmetic reconditioning.
    >
    > I checked with various cell phone shops nearby and they only want to
    > sell new phones and accessories..
    >
    > Does Motorola do refurb for out of warranty phones? Are there
    > independents that can do it? Assuming I can get the right tools, can I
    > buy housings, display covers and and logos somewhere?
    >
    > - Richard
    > rlee710 at rogers dot com






  4. #4
    royc
    Guest

    Re: Who does out of warranty refurbishing for StarTACs?

    Yes! When the hinge cable on my StarTAC began to fail last summer, I
    sent it to the Motorola repair center in Dallas for out-of-warranty
    repair. They always replace the case, flip assembly, display lens and
    antenna (if bent or broken). They also resoldered the charger port
    and headphone jack, since they tend to fail over time.

    Motorola charges a flat rate of $75 + tax. Turnaround is about 3
    weeks. I had a spare StarTAC on hand and activated it while the first
    phone was out for repair. The repaired phone has a 90 day warranty.
    For more information go to:

    http://commerce.motorola.com/consume...r_service.html

    Click on the "Learn about Repair" link on the lower left side of the
    page.

    If you only need cosmetic repairs, you might want to check out:

    http://www.viastartech.com/repair/

    Their price to only replace the case is cheaper than Motorola's flat
    rate, but I have not used their service. Also they only have a 30 day
    warranty, unless you purchase an extended warranty.

    I do not know of any source for StarTAC cases and flips for
    do-it-yourself repairs. I think Motorola restricts sales of these
    parts to authorized repair centers. I'm sure FCC regulations prohibit
    consumer repair of radio transmitting devices. If you are curious
    about how to disassemble a StarTAC, check out:

    http://ridge.trideja.com/wireless/stapart/

    Good luck,
    royc


    Richard Lee <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi. I'm looking to get a StarTAC reconditioned to look like new.
    > Nothing electronically wrong, just replace the black plastic housing,
    > clear plastic display cover, and a new cigar shaped logo on the ear
    > piece. In other words, cosmetic reconditioning.
    >
    > I checked with various cell phone shops nearby and they only want to
    > sell new phones and accessories..
    >
    > Does Motorola do refurb for out of warranty phones? Are there
    > independents that can do it? Assuming I can get the right tools, can I
    > buy housings, display covers and and logos somewhere?
    >
    > - Richard
    > rlee710 at rogers dot com




  5. #5
    royc
    Guest

    Re: Who does out of warranty refurbishing for StarTACs?

    Yes! When the hinge cable on my StarTAC began to fail last summer, I
    sent it to the Motorola repair center in Dallas for out-of-warranty
    repair. They always replace the case, flip assembly, display lens and
    antenna (if bent or broken). They also resoldered the charger port
    and headphone jack, since they tend to fail over time.

    Motorola charges a flat rate of $75 + tax. Turnaround is about 3
    weeks. I had a spare StarTAC on hand and activated it while the first
    phone was out for repair. The repaired phone has a 90 day warranty.
    For more information go to:

    http://commerce.motorola.com/consume...r_service.html

    Click on the "Learn about Repair" link on the lower left side of the
    page.

    If you only need cosmetic repairs, you might want to check out:

    http://www.viastartech.com/repair/

    Their price to only replace the case is cheaper than Motorola's flat
    rate, but I have not used their service. Also they only have a 30 day
    warranty, unless you purchase an extended warranty.

    I do not know of any source for StarTAC cases and flips for
    do-it-yourself repairs. I think Motorola restricts sales of these
    parts to authorized repair centers. I'm sure FCC regulations prohibit
    consumer repair of radio transmitting devices. If you are curious
    about how to disassemble a StarTAC, check out:

    http://ridge.trideja.com/wireless/stapart/

    Good luck,
    royc


    Richard Lee <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi. I'm looking to get a StarTAC reconditioned to look like new.
    > Nothing electronically wrong, just replace the black plastic housing,
    > clear plastic display cover, and a new cigar shaped logo on the ear
    > piece. In other words, cosmetic reconditioning.
    >
    > I checked with various cell phone shops nearby and they only want to
    > sell new phones and accessories..
    >
    > Does Motorola do refurb for out of warranty phones? Are there
    > independents that can do it? Assuming I can get the right tools, can I
    > buy housings, display covers and and logos somewhere?
    >
    > - Richard
    > rlee710 at rogers dot com




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